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Son gives dad ‘new life’ with liver donation at UPMC | TribLIVE.com | 6/19/2020

Courtesy of the Huey Family Texas resident Michael Huey, 40 (right), donated a portion of his liver to his father, Louis, 69, on April 17 at UPMC Montefiore. Courtesy of the Huey Family Texas residents Michael Huey, 40 (right), donated a portion of his liver to his father, Louis, 69, on April 17 at UPMC Montifiore. Michael Huey showed his 2-year-old son, Luke, the bond between father and …

Cranberry Eagle | Serving the Cranberry Twp, Mars, Evans City, Zelienople areas | 6/10/2020

English Clyde Lenley “Nails” English, 79, of Cranberry Township, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020, while under the care of UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Township. Born Oct. 21, 1940, in Franklin Park, he was the son of the late Clare Lenley English and Viola Sarver English. Clyde proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. John’s Church in Cranberry Township. He had several occupations …

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Above, Beyond: For some, the pandemic became a call to duty. - TheBurg | 5/29/2020

… it, that’s what I can do.” During her first week of “Cupcakes for a Cause,” Perry baked and delivered 400 cupcakes to 10 locations on the east and west shores, including Hershey Medical Center, UPMC Pinnacle and the Harrisburg Police Bureau. Strawberry shortcake, banana pudding and red velvet were a few of the flavors she brought. Community donations helped Perry purchase ingredients. “It’s a small thing, but it’s a big …

Lerch, Robert L. | 5/27/2020

Robert L. Lerch, 69, of Spring Creek Care Center, Swatara Township and formerly of Hummelstown, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, in the UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic. Born in Harrisburg on February 26, 1951, he was the son of the Robert C. Lerch companion of Thelma Hain of Hershey, and the late Sadie Via Lerch. Bob retired after 30 years of service from Armstrong World Industries, Marietta. He was a …

Smith, Janet | 5/24/2020

Janet L. Smith 94 of Harrisburg, died Friday, May 22, 2020 at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital. Mrs. Smith was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Lorin and Anna Garman. She was a member of the Calvary Independent Church. Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her husband, William Smith. Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters, Shirley (David R.) Rhine, Joyce Hollinger and Lynnette (Terry) Lawton; her …

Coronavirus In Pennsylvania: State Must Boost Testing Numbers At Nursing Homes Several Times Over To Meet Gov. Tom Wolf’s Goal | 5/22/2020

… 140,000 tests among all residents statewide. “This is a massive lift and it’s great for a sound bite, but it’s not quite clear that it’s actually doable,” said Dr. David Nace, medical director of UPMC Senior Communities and the president of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. ADVERTISEMENT Given the extreme cost and demands on staff, Nace said, it makes more sense to routinely test the …

Could We See A ‘Coronavirus Season’ Like We Do For Flu? | 5/22/2020

Every year around late fall, we start to see seasonal flu cases. That’s why experts say it’s so important to get a flu shot. But will it be the same for COVID-19? Doctors don’t seem to think so — that is, once there’s a vaccine. Dr. Megan Culler Freeman is an infectious diseases at UPMC Children’s Hospital who says it comes down to something called mutation. “Flu, in addition to …

Penguins owners donating money to health outlets | Yahoo News | 5/22/2020

… and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The Highmark Health donation is earmarked for creating a mobile COVID-19 testing unit that will focus on under-served populations in the Pittsburgh area. The donation to UPMC will benefit the UPMC Children’s Hospital Helpers Fund, which supports families and caregivers who are impacted by COVID-19 …

Chiseled Aaron Donald is virtually fit for Rams’ season | LA Times | 5/22/2020

… out at the “Aaron Donald Football Performance Center.” That is the name of the gleaming ground floor on the University of Pittsburgh side of a facility it shares with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. But with the weight room closed, Donald works out with his nephew three times a week in “ The Dungeon .” That is the nickname of the basement gym his father, Archie, constructed piecemeal …

Police News – May 22 | News, Sports, Jobs - Lock Haven Express | 5/22/2020

… Linden, told police he was crossing the street to deliver a package when he was hit by Wert’s 2013 Honda Pilot, police said. Conz told police he was feeling pain and was transported to UPMC Lock Haven, police said. Minor injuries in crash JERSEY SHORE — Two Jersey Shore men sustained minor injuries following a crash along Route 287, Mifflin Township, Lycoming County on May 19, State Police at Montoursville said …

AI startup transcribes and annotates doctor visits for patients | STAT | 5/22/2020

Health Tech AI startup transcribes and annotates doctor visits for patients By Casey Ross @caseymross May 22, 2020 Adobe M ost attempts to use artificial intelligence to transcribe doctor visits are aimed at limiting documentation burdens for physicians and making it easier to load clinical information into electronic health records. A new company founded by a cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is flipping that script: It …

Area Woman Flown to UPMC Altoona Following Rollover Crash | 5/22/2020

Area Woman Flown to UPMC Altoona Following Rollover Crash Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 12:05 AM Posted by Aly Delp CLOVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An area woman was flown to UPMC Altoona following a rollover crash that occurred on Thursday in the Summerville area. According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, the accident occurred around 12:43 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, on Roller Coaster Road in Clover Township, Jefferson County. Police say …

App Aims To Integrate Transcription Of Medical Visit For Patient’s Record | Kaiser Health News | 5/22/2020

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will test the app during some telemedicine calls, providing patients with a recording and transcript of the appointment. The tech also uses artificial intelligence to provide information on symptoms, diagnoses and prescription names. In other health IT news, AI programs aim to help in COVID-19 diagnosis while doctors learn the upsides of telemedicine. Stat: AI Startup Transcribes And Annotates Doctor Visits For Patients …

Many women with symptoms of vaginitis receive inappropriate treatment | 5/22/2020

… whiff test,” Sharon L. Hillier, PhD , Richard Sweet Professor of Reproductive Infectious Disease and vice chair for faculty affairs at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of reproductive infectious disease research at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, told Healio. “We set out to explore how women being seen in community-based clinics were evaluated when they came in with symptoms of vaginitis. More importantly, we wanted to find out …

Former Erie County Executive Barry Grossman dead at 74 - News - GoErie.com - Erie, PA | 5/22/2020

Former Erie County Executive Barry Grossman dead at 74 May 22, 2020 at 12:49 PM May 22, 2020 at 1:23 PM The former Erie County executive died at UPMC Hamot on Thursday afternoon. Barry Grossman, former Erie County executive, local businessman and lawyer, has died. He was 74. Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook confirmed Grossman’s death from natural causes at 4:50 p.m. Thursday at the UPMC Hamot emergency room. “He’d …

Bostdorf, Elmer F. | 5/22/2020

Elmer F. Bostdorf, 92, formerly of Stony Creek Valley, Dauphin, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic. He was the loving husband of Shirley M. (McElwee) Bostdorf, whom preceded him in death in 1995. Born in Harrisburg, Elmer was a son of the late Charles M. and Elizabeth C. (Clements) Bostdorf. Elmer proudly served in the United States Navy and later worked as a …

UPMC offers telehealth app Abridge to patients | 5/21/2020

UPMC helps patients understand their health better with Abridge app Share {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 5:31 PM EDT May 20, 2020 Reporter UPMC is helping patients understand their health better with an app called Abridge.”It’s changed my life. So I absolutely think it’s going to completely rock the health care industry with accessibility of it,” said Yolanda Murphy. She is a breast cancer survivor and said the …

87-year-old celebrates birthday after surviving COVID-19 on ventilator | 5/21/2020

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Nothing short of a miracle, that’s how a Midstate man’s family is describing his recovery from COVID-19. Paul Garman was at UPMC Carlisle for more than a month, 11 days on a ventilator, and Friday he came home from the hospital for the first time. “The doctors did say that he was the first person at Carlisle who was released who had been on a ventilator …

Ronald Edward Hufford | 5/21/2020

Ronald Edward Hufford, 86, of Lititz, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020 at UPMC Lititz. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Edward and Hilda Kilhefner Hufford. Ron was the loving husband of Doris M. Frederick Stauffer Hufford and they observed their 25th wedding anniversary in March of this year; his late wife was the late Marilyn Hufford. Ron was a …

Huntingdon County records first COVID-19 death | News, Sports, Jobs - Altoona Mirror | 5/21/2020

… its death reports on the deceased’s official county of residence. The death is likely to be that of a 73-year-old inmate from the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon who died Sunday at UPMC Altoona, a death the Mirror reported Tuesday, based on information provided the day before by Blair County Coroner Patty Ross, said Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum on Wednesday. That inmate had been serving a life …

New Telehealth Solution Helps UPMC Patients Capture Details of Doctor Visits | 5/21/2020

New Telehealth Solution Helps UPMC Patients Capture Details of Doctor Visits New Telehealth Solution Helps UPMC Patients Capture Details of Doctor Visits May 20, 2020 Healthcare , Industry News , Market News , Press Releases , SR 5-24b , Telemedicine Startup Abridge Uses Machine Learning to Offer ‘Smart’ After-Visit Summaries PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 20, 2020 – A growing number of UPMC patients are able to revisit their physician’s instructions after a telehealth visit through a …

Clintonville Man Charged With Attempted Murder Waives Hearing | 5/21/2020

Aly Delp May 21, 2020 VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Clintonville man charged with attempted murder after he reportedly strangled a UPMC Northwest staff member with a sock waived his hearing in court on Wednesday. Court documents indicate the following charges against 34-year-old Jack Daniel Caylor were waived for court on Wednesday, May 20: – Criminal Attempt – Murder Of The First Degree– Aggravated Assault – Attempts to cause Serious Bodily …

Venango County Man Charged With Attempted Murder Waives Hearing | 5/21/2020

Venango County Man Charged With Attempted Murder Waives Hearing Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 12:05 AM Posted by Aly Delp VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Venango County man charged with attempted murder after he reportedly strangled a UPMC Northwest staff member with a sock waived his hearing in court on Wednesday. Court documents indicate the following charges against 34-year-old Jack Daniel Caylor , of Clintonville, were waived for court on …

Discover Presque Isle, Sunset Music Series canceled - News - GoErie.com - Erie, PA | 5/21/2020

Discover Presque Isle, Sunset Music Series canceled May 21, 2020 at 10:01 AM Two other Presque Isle Partnership events won’t take place this year either. Discover Presque Isle and the UPMC Sunset Music Series have been canceled because of the new coronavirus. Presque Isle Partnership officials announced the decision “due to ongoing concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic“ in a statement released Thursday. Two other fundraisers hosted by …

Jeffrey Kerins, Greenville, PA | WKBN.com | 5/21/2020

GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania Jeffrey Kerins, 58, of Greenville, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at UPMC Horizon, Greenville. Jeffrey was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1961 to the late Thomas and Lynda (Abernathy) Kerins. He was a member of Hartstown Pump House 45 and Jamestown Fireman’s Club; his favorite places to be. He was a graduate of Reynolds High School and attended Slippery Rock University. Jeffrey …

Telehealth

UPMC Telehealth After-Visit Summaries Boost Patient Activation | Patient Engagement HIT | 5/21/2020

Patient Data Access News UPMC Telehealth After-Visit Summaries Boost Patient Activation The technology transcribes the telehealth encounter, combs for medically-relevant content, and creates an after-visit summary intended to improve patient activation. Source: Thinkstock By May 21, 2020 - A natural language processing (NLP) technology from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) helps to deliver an after-visit summary for virtual and telehealth visits, all with the aim …

Patient Engagement

UPMC Telehealth After-Visit Summaries Boost Patient Activation | Patient Engagement HIT | 5/21/2020

Patient Data Access News UPMC Telehealth After-Visit Summaries Boost Patient Activation The technology transcribes the telehealth encounter, combs for medically-relevant content, and creates an after-visit summary intended to improve patient activation. Source … be likely to forget. Dig Deeper OurNotes Improves Telehealth Workflow, Patient Engagement Patient emotions in the medical setting are heightened, while the clinic itself is host to several distractions, both also contributing to poor patient …

Community Health

FCC doles out $13.6M for COVID-19 telehealth relief; Here are the 30 organizations that received funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/5/2020

… Colorado (Aurora) received $807,090 for telehealth services for children, adolescents and young adults with complex pediatric illnesses. 3. Country Doctor Community Health Centers (Seattle) received $392,770 to build its telehealth capacity and online screening functionality … and palliative patients at high risk for COVID-19. 2. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh received $192,000 for telehealth services for children who received organ transplants and are immune-compromised and at high risk for …

Mental Health

Lessons from large employers’ efforts to boost workers’ mental health | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

mental health programs that reach a diverse pool of employees across multiple countries. Launching such an effort requires a global perspective and local knowledge in tandem, Kathleen O’Driscoll, vice president at the Business Group, told FierceHealthcare. VIEW ON-DEMAND Panel Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to …

Mental Health Services

Lessons from large employers’ efforts to boost workers’ mental health | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … have taken steps to ease criminalization and promote access to mental health services, according to the report. O’Driscoll said partnerships with policymakers and local community groups is critical to advancing these programs. “It’s really a …

COVID-19

Change Healthcare buys back pharmacy unit for $213M, sells analytics division to Kaufman Hall | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … As hospitals and health systems face the unprecedented damage of COVID-19 to their financial operations, the need for near real-time data and technologies to help them manage the crisis and implement recovery strategies …

Digital Health

Mental health startups saw record funding in Q1. Here are other sectors attracting investment amid COVID-19 | FierceHealthcare | 5/1/2020

… other sectors attracting investment amid COVID-19 by Heather Landi May 1, 2020 3:00pm COVID-19 dampened technology investment with digital health deals and dollars sliding in the first quarter of 2020, but there are … Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. Behavioral health …

Clinical Research

The Radiosurgery Society® Announces the Newest Members of its RSS Sponsorship Alliance | PRWeb | 4/29/2020

… the RSS Sponsorship Alliance these members receive opportunities for collaboration and research through participation in the RSSearch® Patient Registry and Clinical Research Committee, along with access to educational resources and online communities. The RSS offers … Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UAB Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UW Medicine. As a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance, corporations and device manufacturers in addition to receiving world-wide …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

In fading steel towns, chronically ill patients hope video visits stay - STAT | 4/29/2020

… where Mills lives. Jeff Swensen for STAT The number of telemedicine visits conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the region’s largest provider, has jumped from 250 per day in early March to … financial forces. To support care during the pandemic, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it would temporarily equalize payment for telemedicine consultations with what physicians are paid for office visits. The agency …

Patient Registry

The Radiosurgery Society® Announces the Newest Members of its RSS Sponsorship Alliance | PRWeb | 4/29/2020

… Business Relations. Through the RSS Sponsorship Alliance these members receive opportunities for collaboration and research through participation in the RSSearch® Patient Registry and Clinical Research Committee, along with access to educational resources and online communities … Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UAB Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UW Medicine. As a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance, corporations and device manufacturers in addition to receiving world-wide …

CDC

Coronavirus updates: States relaxing lockdowns as U.S. nears 1 million cases | CBS News | 4/27/2020

… By Associated Press https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-update-lockdowns-million-cases-2020-04-28/ post-update-4823c083 link copied 12:54 AM CDC compiles new guidelines to help organizations reopen Health officials are compiling guidelines to help … Sr., was discharged from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) after fighting the coronavirus for nearly a month. The man McKennie describes as his superhero was wheeled out of the hospital to thunderous applause …

Medicare

Live updates on COVID-19: March 16-31 | 4/24/2020

… billions of dollars to hospitals under the stimulus package signed by President Donald Trump last week. The department should direct Medicare Administrative Contractors “distribute funds to every hospital in the U.S. at the rate of … several new regulatory relief efforts aimed at easing hospital capacity. UPMC staff pay will not change through May 9 4:00 PM CT on 3/30/2020 UPMC said Monday it will ensure that all of its staff …

American Hospital Association

Live updates on COVID-19: March 16-31 | 4/24/2020

AHA: HHS should send CARES funds to hospitals ‘immediately’ 7:50 PM CT on 3/31/2020 The American Hospital Association wants HHS to immediately send billions of dollars to hospitals under the stimulus package signed by President … several new regulatory relief efforts aimed at easing hospital capacity. UPMC staff pay will not change through May 9 4:00 PM CT on 3/30/2020 UPMC said Monday it will ensure that all of its staff …

HIPAA

Largest Mobile Telehealth Solution Launches for Patients & Senior Residents Designed for Infection Control During COVID-19 by PDi Communication Systems & Nautilus Medical | PRWeb | 4/21/2020

… camera-microphone on healthcare-grade, medTAB patient devices built by PDi with the advantage of infection control, provides a safe, HIPAA-compliant telehealth and video call system that is easy to implement and easy to … as customers including Cleveland Clinic, Cedars-Sinai, Harvard, Cornell, Northwestern, UPMC, UPENN, NY Presbyterian, Columbia and Shriner’s, the company is firmly established as a leader in its field. Nautilus has been growing overseas and can …

NIH

Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, FACMG Is Elected to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Board of Directors | PR Newswire | 4/20/2020

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, served as medical director for the genetic counseling and diagnostic services at Magee and as program director of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine residency/fellowship in medical genetics. He was co-chair of the NIH Fragile X-Associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Meeting and served on the NIH Genetics Health and Disease Panel. He was a founding member of Doctors for Change, Houston, Texas , an …

Department of Health and Human Services

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | FierceHealthcare | 4/17/2020

… officer, speaking this week during a meeting of the Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC). HITAC advises Congress and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on health IT policy. Other health systems have … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

Electronic Health Records

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | FierceHealthcare | 4/17/2020

… services to patients at home and curb the spread of COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now … significant variability, and many of these technologies don’t integrate with electronic health records. “We’re learning we need consistent standards, so during a national health emergency, our clinicians need relaxed guidelines on what is essential to …

Remote Monitoring

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | FierceHealthcare | 4/17/2020

… services to patients at home and curb the spread of COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now … be a need for on-site medical visits, telehealth and remote monitoring will need to become part of the “new normal.” “We can’t have waiting rooms filled with people anymore, whether they be office waiting …

HITAC

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., Michigan Medicine’s chief information officer, speaking this week during a meeting of the Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC). HITAC advises Congress and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

Health IT Advisory Committee

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… in April, according to Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., Michigan Medicine’s chief information officer, speaking this week during a meeting of the Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC). HITAC advises Congress and the U.S. Department of Health and … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

Medicaid

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania | U.S. News & World Report | 4/16/2020

… response to real emergencies. The debt is primarily a function of “entitlement” spending for programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. Receipts from such programs are nowhere near covering their costs. Somehow, we have … range from arms of the largest octopus in the tank — UPMC dwarfs all other systems in the state — to more modest regional groups like Excela to tiny standalone hospitals that have just 20 beds or …

National Cancer Institute

Microneedle coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response in mice | National Institutes of Health | 4/14/2020

… for human clinical trials. The vaccine can be delivered into the skin through a fingertip-sized patch of microscopic needles. UPMC On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization designated COVID-19, the disease caused … Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), and National Cancer Institute (NCI). It appeared online on April 1, 2020, in EBioMedicine , a Lancet journal. The team developed a method for delivering their MERS …

Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage Industry Adapting To COVID-19 Challenges | PR Newswire | 4/1/2020

PITTSBURGH , April 1, While many physical locations are closed during COVID-19 containment efforts, the Medicare Advantage (MA) industry continues serving our most vulnerable population. However, operations are rapidly changing according to Patrick Phillips , CEO … many of America’s top insurers, including several BlueCross/ BlueShield companies, UPMC Health Plan, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Lumeris and United Healthcare. For details visit: www.cavulus.com . Media Inquiries: 800-760-6915 Email: [email protected] SOURCE Cavulus Related Links http …

Digital Health Solutions

UPMC Enterprises Commits $1 Billion to Life Sciences Investments | PR Newswire | 1/14/2020

PITTSBURGH Through investments aimed at breakthrough treatments and cures for a wide variety of diseases, UPMC Enterprises announced today that it will deploy $1 billion to develop new drugs, diagnostics and devices by 2024. UPMC … 800 million in its entrepreneurial efforts to date, primarily in digital health solutions, which have returned more than $1.5 billion . The Translational Sciences team at UPMC Enterprises includes more than 20 investment professionals, with extensive …

Behavioral Health

RWJBarnabas Health taps Dr. Frank Ghinassi to lead behavioral health and addictions service line | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/7/2020

RWJBarnabas Health in West Orange, N.J., has tapped Frank A. Ghinassi, PhD, ABPP, to serve as senior vice president of its behavioral health and addictions service line. Dr. Ghinassi also will remain president and CEO of Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care, based in Piscataway, N.J., according to a news release. He previously worked at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC in Pittsburgh, as vice president for quality, patient …

AdventHealth

100 great hospitals in America | 2020 | 5/20/2020

… 1 in the Twin Cities and No. 2 in Minnesota on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2019-20 best hospital rankings. AdventHealth Orlando (Fla.). AdventHealth Orlando is a 1,368-bed acute care medical center that serves … of Wisconsin Hospitals No. 1 in the state for 2019-20. UPMC Shadyside (Pittsburgh). UPMC Shadyside is the flagship hospital of UPMC, an 40-hospital health system that also includes a health plan. The 520-bed …

Fitbit

Fitbit aims to be like ‘check engine light’ on your wrist, co-founder says upon launch of heart study | 5/6/2020

Fitbit aims to be like ‘check engine light’ on your wrist, co-founder says upon launch of heart study by Heather Landi May 6, 2020 9:36am Fitbit launched a large-scale study to validate the … Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. View Now …

Apple Health

Fitbit aims to be like ‘check engine light’ on your wrist, co-founder says upon launch of heart study | 5/6/2020

… threatening events like stroke by detecting problems earlier. With the launch of the heart study , Fitbit is chasing down competitor Apple which received FDA clearance in 2018 for its ECG feature and more recently launched … Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. View Now …

McKesson

Change Healthcare buys back pharmacy unit for $213M, sells analytics division to Kaufman Hall | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … Change Healthcare’s financial adviser. Acquisition of pharmacy unit In 2017, McKesson Corporation and Change Healthcare Holdings created Change Healthcare as a joint venture that combined the majority of McKesson’s technology solutions segment and substantially all …

Kaufman Hall

Change Healthcare buys back pharmacy unit for $213M, sells analytics division to Kaufman Hall | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

Kaufman Hall & Associates for $55 million. VIEW ON-DEMAND Panel Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. View Now Kaufman Hall runs a portfolio of software, data and consulting businesses and works with more …

Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare buys back pharmacy unit for $213M, sells analytics division to Kaufman Hall | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

Change Healthcare announced a pair of deals Friday that expand its pharmacy solutions business while unloading its analytics unit. The Nashville, Tennessee-based company acquired e-prescribing company eRx Network for nearly $213 million. The … Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. View Now …

MEDITECH

Meditech swings to a loss in Q1 due to COVID-19 hit on product bookings | FierceHealthcare | 5/4/2020

Meditech swings to a loss in Q1 due to COVID-19 hit on product bookings by Heather Landi May 4, 2020 11:33am Meditech reported $143 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2020, up … Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. The company …

Optum

Mental health startups saw record funding in Q1. Here are other sectors attracting investment amid COVID-19 | FierceHealthcare | 5/1/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … landed a $13 million series A funding round led by Optum Ventures. The company offers a clinically validated virtual reality platform to treat mental health patients and plans to use the funding to expand in …

Cerner

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… services to patients at home and curb the spread of COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now … to Dick Flanigan, senior vice president at health IT company Cerner. “What we’re hearing from clients is there’s no return to work where everybody just shows back up at the clinics. We don’t have universal …

Xealth

Xealth Joins Epic App Orchard to Drive Digital Health Engagement | Business Wire | 3/5/2020

Xealth Joins Epic App Orchard to Drive Digital Health Engagement Platform Powers Digital Health Initiatives at Leading Health Systems March 05, 2020 08:04 AM Eastern Standard Time SEATTLE–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Xealth , the leading platform for … 2017, Xealth works with Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic, Duke Health, UPMC and other leading health systems. About Xealth Xealth is a platform for digital health that enables health systems to easily organize, integrate, deploy and …

GE Healthcare

68% of hospital leaders say their digital health tools are lacking in patient experience | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/18/2020

… UPMC, GE Healthcare and Nokia. 1. More than three-quarters said their organizations offer at least one digital health tool to patients; 25 percent offer four or more. While one-quarter of respondents whose organizations have yet to deploy digital health solutions, only 3 percent of those surveyed said they did not have any future plans to do so. 2. In fact, for most healthcare organizations, digital health is a …

Novartis

Xealth is Honored in Built In Seattle’s Prestigious Best Places to Work List in 2020 | PR Newswire | 1/13/2020

… Novartis, Philips, and ResMed as well as Providence Ventures, UPMC and the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network. For more information, visit www.xealth.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter . About Built In Working in tech is a way of life. Built In helps people live it with purpose. Across the most vibrant tech hubs in the US, Built In helps tech professionals stay on top of tech …

Biogen

Payers Kick-Start 2020 Social Determinants of Health Strategies | HealthPayer Intelligence | 12/27/2019

… of payers have announced new initiatives, grants, and products to start out 2020 with a social determinants of health focus. UPMC Health Plan’s Social Impact Initiativ e Only a couple weeks before the new year … models in 2019, specifically through their value-based contract with Biogen just last month and their deal with AstraZeneca in January. BCBSRI’s Investment in Affordable Housing READ MORE: Employing Social Workers to Address Social Determinants …

CVS Health

12 Important Life Lessons Insurance Card Aetna Taught Us |… | Flickr | 12/25/2019

… CVS Health-owned Aetna, UnitedHealth Group and Humana. CareOregon, Capital District Physicians’ Bloom Plan, Highmark Health, Innovacare, Medical Card System, New York City Bloom and Hospitals Corporation, Sentara, UPMC Bloom System, WellCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield in Michigan and Rhode Island are additionally accommodating in the VBID Archetypal for 2020. Switch Out Health, Prescription Cards for 12 Duke Today – insurance card aetna insurance card aetna Seniors annual for a …

UnitedHealth Group

MA value-based plan enrollment tripling for 2020 | Healthcare Dive | 12/20/2019

UnitedHealth Group and Humana. CareOregon, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Highmark Health, Innovacare, Medical Card System, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Sentara, UPMC Health System, WellCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield in Michigan and Rhode Island are also participating in the VBID Model for 2020. Seniors account for a disproportionately large share of healthcare spending and more are using hospice: 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in hospice …

PreludeDx

PreludeDx Announces David J. Dabbs, MD as Chief of Pathology and Director of BREAST SOS (Second Opinion Service) | PR Newswire | 12/5/2019

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , Dec. 5, Prelude Corporation (PreludeDx ™ ), a leader in molecular diagnostics and precision medicine for early stage breast cancer, announced today the official appointment of David J. Dabbs , MD, a world renowned expert … Professor and Chief of Pathology at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA. He has led presentations at key international medical meetings and co-authored textbooks which have become the diagnostic standard in pathology , Breast …

Merck

Bladder cancer drug shortage has ‘caused deaths,’ UPMC urologist says | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/2/2019

The worsening shortage of a bladder cancer drug solely manufactured by Merck has undoubtedly led to deaths, Pittsburgh urologist Ben Davies, MD, told CNBC . The shortage of Tice BCG, a biologic drug that is remarkably … has definitely led to poor outcomes in bladder cancer patients,” UPMC urologist Dr. Davies said. “You just get more recurrences. So that means you have to have more surgeries, you have to come back to …

Pfizer

Mounting drug shortages delay treatments for patients with bladder cancer | CNBC | 11/27/2019

… immunotherapy for cancer,” said Dr. Jodi Maranchie, associate professor of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh and Hay’s doctor at UPMC. “With BCG we have about a 70% success rate in obliterating high-grade cells … fierce marketplace where the company competes with Bristol-Myers Squibb , Pfizer, Roche , AstraZeneca and others. “If you have any trial that Merck is running that requires BCG, they’re able to supply the BCG for that …

UnitedHealth

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… UPMC, Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Advent Health. UPMC was an early investor along with Ascension’s venture arm. Equian : UnitedHealth Group confirmed acquiring Equian, which is now part of Optum, in September for $3.2 million, although the transaction was first reported by Wall Street Journal in June. Equian is a payment processing platform that insurers can hire to recover payments on inaccurate claims. It serves nine …

Equian

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… UPMC, Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Advent Health. UPMC was an early investor along with Ascension’s venture arm. Equian : UnitedHealth Group confirmed acquiring Equian, which is now part of Optum, in September for $3.2 million, although the transaction was first reported by Wall Street Journal in June. Equian is a payment processing platform that insurers can hire to recover payments on inaccurate claims. It serves nine …

PatientsLikeMe

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… patient care management for an undisclosed sum. The company’s platform is used by providers across the country, including Pittsburgh-based UPMC, Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Advent Health. UPMC was an … platform aims to foster collaboration between healthcare providers and payers. PatientsLikeMe : Optum acquired healthcare technology start-up PatientsLikeMe from Chinese company iCarbonX in June. The start-up provides online services to connect patients with others …

Vivify Health

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… Vivify Health: In October, Optum acquired Vivify Health, a startup that offers a mobile, cloud-based platform for remote patient care management for an undisclosed sum. The company’s platform is used by providers across the country, including Pittsburgh-based UPMC, Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Advent Health. UPMC was an early investor along with Ascension’s venture arm. Equian : UnitedHealth Group confirmed acquiring Equian, which is now …

DaVita

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… in 2018, and the company spent the past year making key acquisitions and investments. In addition to its $4.3 million DaVita Medical Group acquisition, which was finalized earlier this year, and its partnership with John … is used by providers across the country, including Pittsburgh-based UPMC, Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Advent Health. UPMC was an early investor along with Ascension’s venture arm. Equian : UnitedHealth Group …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mounting drug shortages delay treatments for patients with bladder cancer | CNBC | 11/27/2019

… immunotherapy for cancer,” said Dr. Jodi Maranchie, associate professor of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh and Hay’s doctor at UPMC. “With BCG we have about a 70% success rate in obliterating high-grade cells … studies, in the fierce marketplace where the company competes with Bristol-Myers Squibb , Pfizer, Roche , AstraZeneca and others. “If you have any trial that Merck is running that requires BCG, they’re able to supply the …

WebMD

UPMC’s campaign for living-donor liver transplants resulted in 20,000 inquiries in its 1st year — 2 marketing leaders explain how | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/21/2019

Since launching a marketing campaign to raise awareness about living-donor liver transplants in September 2018, Pittsburgh-based UPMC has received more than 21,000 inquiries about the procedure, with dozens more phone calls coming in … with Facebook to create a Facebook hub, we partnered with WebMD. We went to where individuals were already going for information, like Donate Life, to create a greater awareness, and that’s what started that conversation …

William Blair

Change Healthcare buys back pharmacy unit for $213M, sells analytics division to Kaufman Hall | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … Deutsche Bank was Kaufman Hall’s financial adviser for the transaction. William Blair & Co. was Change Healthcare’s financial adviser. Acquisition of pharmacy unit In 2017, McKesson Corporation and Change Healthcare Holdings created Change Healthcare as a …

Providence Ventures

How 7 hospitals are spending innovation investment dollars: UPMC, Providence & more | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/16/2020

… innovation funds — to startups, internal projects and venture funds — in the last two weeks, beginning with the most recent: 1. UPMC Enterprises, the innovation, commercialization and venture capital arm of Pittsburgh-based UPMC , allotted $1 … round for search and scheduling software startup Kyruus, in which Providence Ventures had previously invested. 4. Mayo Clinic ‘s innovation commercialization arm participated in a $60 million funding round for artificial intelligence software startup Nference …

McKesson Ventures

Xealth is Honored in Built In Seattle’s Prestigious Best Places to Work List in 2020 | PR Newswire | 1/13/2020

… McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, and ResMed as well as Providence Ventures, UPMC and the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network. For more information, visit www.xealth.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter . About Built In Working in tech is a way of life. Built In helps people live it with purpose. Across the most vibrant tech hubs in the US, Built In helps tech professionals stay on top …

MemorialCare Innovation Fund

Xealth is Honored in Built In Seattle’s Prestigious Best Places to Work List in 2020 | PR Newswire | 1/13/2020

… MemorialCare Innovation Fund, McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, and ResMed as well as Providence Ventures, UPMC and the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network. For more information, visit www.xealth.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter . About Built In Working in tech is a way of life. Built In helps people live it with purpose. Across the most vibrant tech hubs in the US, Built In helps tech professionals …

Cambia Health Solutions

Healthiest Employers® Announces the 2019 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/21/2019

Cambia Health Solutions 24. APCO Holdings, LLC 25. Samaritan Health Services 26. SAIF 27. Sense Corp 28. JLL 29. Sun Coast Resources, Inc. 30. Shamrock Foods Company 31. LORD Corporation 32. Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County 33. HarbisonWalker International 34. Kaiser Permanente 35. Compass Group USA , Inc. 36. Raytown School District 37. UPMC 38. Sacramento Municipal Utility District 39. Trinity Logistics, Inc 40. McCarthy Holdings, Inc 41. The Resource Center …

MPM Capital

Werewolf Therapeutics uncloaks with $56M and shape-shifting cancer meds | FierceBiotech | 11/20/2019

MPM Capital and Longwood, will allow Werewolf to bring two programs into the clinic, though the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech says it’s too early to say which kinds of cancer it’s aiming at. Taiho Ventures, Arkin Bio Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and DC Investment Partners also chipped into the round. “We are working with a number of mechanisms that have been either preclinically or clinically validated to some extent, such as …

Taiho Ventures

Werewolf Therapeutics uncloaks with $56M and shape-shifting cancer meds | FierceBiotech | 11/20/2019

… Taiho Ventures, Arkin Bio Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and DC Investment Partners also chipped into the round. “We are working with a number of mechanisms that have been either preclinically or clinically validated to some extent, such as pro-inflammatory cytokines or immune receptor agonists,” the company’s founder and CEO Daniel Hicklin, Ph.D., told FierceBiotech. SUBSCRIBE NOW Drugs that dial up these mechanisms call forth a “very potent immune responses against …

Goldman Sachs

Sempre Health Honored By Goldman Sachs For Entrepreneurship | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 16, Goldman Sachs is recognizing Sempre Health’s founder and CEO Anurati Mathur as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2019 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, Calif. Goldman … leading payers like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and UPMC, as well as many of the country’s top pharmaceutical companies. “Sempre Health brings the first dynamic pricing to the pharmacy, giving consumers the power …

Innovation Fund

How conversations with frontline hospital staff keep Xealth from becoming another ‘tone-deaf’ startup: 4 Qs with COO Aaron Sheedy | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/10/2019

… million Series A financing round in June of this year, with investors including Providence Ventures, Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic, MemorialCare Innovation Fund, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin network … walk people through, for example, what maternity looks like at UPMC, and then other folks from other systems can listen and learn and try it out themselves. We’re trying to synthesize the best of each …

SVB Leerink

Synlogic, Inc. (SYBX) CEO Aoife Brennan on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 8/10/2019

… will be given by one of the principal investigators on the trial, Dr. Jerry Vockley, Chief of Medical Genetics at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and an expert in inborn errors of metabolism. So what … First question coming from the line of Joseph Schwartz from SVB Leerink. Unidentified Analyst Hi, I’m Julie dialing in for Joe. I was wondering, for our first question, if you could talk a little bit …

Bain Capital

EQT Partners and the Canadian Pension Plan buy majority stake in Waystar in $2.7B deal | FierceHealthcare | 7/31/2019

Revenue cycle management technology company Waystar has new majority owners as the result of a deal between Bain Capital to sell a majority stake to Swedish global investment firm EQT Partners and the Canadian Pension … Ovation Revenue Cycle Services, part of healthcare provider and insurer UPMC. Earlier this year Waystar bought PARO, a company that uses predictive analytics to fast-track recommendations for potential charity-care cases at nonprofit hospitals …

Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Health systems have invested millions in these 5 startups since February | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/30/2019

… and organizations are watching with interest as health systems launch venture capital funds and invest in new technologies. Most recently, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the 20-year-old venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, joined the … spinoff from Providence St. Joseph Health, also received funding from UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and Providence Ventures. Xealth’s platform focuses on digital health application, allowing clinicians to prescribe and monitor digital …

Norwest Venture Partners

VC-backed Health Catalyst debuts IPO | PE Hub | 7/25/2019

… Norwest Venture Partners, Sands Capital Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY , July 24, 2019 /CNW/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst”, Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share for total gross …

Sequoia Capital

VC-backed Health Catalyst debuts IPO | PE Hub | 7/25/2019

… Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Sands Capital Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY , July 24, 2019 /CNW/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst”, Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share for …

Sands Capital

VC-backed Health Catalyst debuts IPO | PE Hub | 7/25/2019

Sands Capital Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY , July 24, 2019 /CNW/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst”, Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share for total gross proceeds of $182.0 …

Sands Capital Ventures

VC-backed Health Catalyst debuts IPO | PE Hub | 7/25/2019

… Sands Capital Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY , July 24, 2019 /CNW/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst”, Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share for total gross proceeds of $182.0 …

Andreessen Horowitz

Term Sheet — Monday, June 24 | Fortune | 6/24/2019

… scenes even though he invested early in what are now some of the hottest companies in tech. On behalf of Andreessen Horowitz, Jordan backed home-­sharing giant Airbnb, grocery delivery company Instacart, and the hobbyist … Fund, McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Advertisement PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ …

Morgan Stanley

Domo, Inc. (DOMO) CEO Josh James on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 6/7/2019

… of Investor Relations Julie Kehoe - VP, Communications and Public Relations Josh James - Founder and CEO Bruce Felt - CFO Sanjit Singh - Morgan Stanley Brad Zelnick - Credit Suisse Jennifer Lowe - UBS Derek Wood - Cowen and Company Pat … is performing against the competition. Also, during the App Attack, UPMC, a 40 hospital healthcare system, demonstrated how it is using our digital 360 App, part of the Domo marketing suite, to drive better marketing …

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA

UPMC Telehealth After-Visit Summaries Boost Patient Activation | Patient Engagement HIT | 5/21/2020

Patient Data Access News UPMC Telehealth After-Visit Summaries Boost Patient Activation The technology transcribes the telehealth encounter, combs for medically-relevant content, and creates an after-visit summary intended to improve patient activation. Source: Thinkstock By May 21, 2020 - A natural language processing (NLP) technology from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) helps to deliver an after-visit summary for virtual and telehealth visits, all with the aim …

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

UPMC Telehealth After-Visit Summaries Boost Patient Activation | 5/21/2020

Patient Data Access News UPMC Telehealth After-Visit Summaries Boost Patient Activation The technology transcribes the telehealth encounter, combs for medically-relevant content, and creates an after-visit summary intended to improve patient activation. Source: Thinkstock By May 21, 2020 - A natural language processing (NLP) technology from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) helps to deliver an after-visit summary for virtual and telehealth visits, all with the aim …

Atrium Health

100 great hospitals in America | 2020 | 5/20/2020

… the globe on new technologies and procedures. In 2019-20, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 1 in Orlando. Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.). Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center is the flagship … of Wisconsin Hospitals No. 1 in the state for 2019-20. UPMC Shadyside (Pittsburgh). UPMC Shadyside is the flagship hospital of UPMC, an 40-hospital health system that also includes a health plan. The 520-bed …

Allina Health

100 great hospitals in America | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/20/2020

… listed in alphabetical order. Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). The 631-bed Abbott Northwestern Hospital serves as the main campus of Allina Health and as a teaching facility of the University of Minnesota, both based in … of Wisconsin Hospitals No. 1 in the state for 2019-20. UPMC Shadyside (Pittsburgh). UPMC Shadyside is the flagship hospital of UPMC, an 40-hospital health system that also includes a health plan. The 520-bed …

Providence Health

Fitbit aims to be like ‘check engine light’ on your wrist, co-founder says upon launch of heart study | 5/6/2020

Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. View Now The company’s focus on health care, along with its work in clinical trials to alert users to conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea, makes it clear that it wants to pivot its wearables from just fun accessories to health devices. Fitbit’s user …

Dignity Health

Doximity launches telehealth app for providers | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … Munir Janmohamed, M.D., medical director of advanced heart failure at Dignity Health Sacramento, said physicians need efficient telemedicine tools to do virtual visits from their smartphones. “It’s reliable, secure and a very simple solution for …

Novant Health

10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/30/2020

Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.) seeks a supply chain operations supervisor. UPMC seeks a supply specialist. Valley Medical Center (Renton, Wash.) seeks a procurement coordinator. Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington) seeks a director of supply chain management. WVU Healthcare (Morgantown, W.V.) seeks a supply chain manager. More articles on supply chain …

Mercy Health

10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/30/2020

Mercy Health (Cincinnati) seeks a supply chain manager. Ellis Hospital (Schenectady, N.Y.) seeks a supply chain technician. Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.) seeks a supply chain manager. NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.) seeks a supply chain operations specialist. Northside Hospital (Atlanta) seeks a supply chain technician. Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.) seeks a supply chain operations supervisor. UPMC seeks a supply specialist. Valley Medical Center (Renton, Wash.) seeks a procurement coordinator …

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Radiosurgery Society® Announces the Newest Members of its RSS Sponsorship Alliance | 4/29/2020

… medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced that NYU Langone Hospitals and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have joined the organization’s growing membership in its … Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UAB Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UW Medicine. As a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance, corporations and device manufacturers in addition to receiving world-wide …

MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Radiosurgery Society® Announces the Newest Members of its RSS Sponsorship Alliance | 4/29/2020

… to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced that NYU Langone Hospitals and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have joined the organization’s growing membership in its RSS Sponsorship Alliance … Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UAB Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UW Medicine. As a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance, corporations and device manufacturers in addition to receiving world-wide …

Henry Ford Health System

11 centers resuming elective surgeries or considering it | 4/23/2020

Several centers are debating whether to resume elective procedures following decisions by state governments to restart procedures. Becker’s will keep this list continuously updated as the situation changes. Centers resuming elective procedures: Fargo, N.D.-based Center for Pain Medicine Clinic and Surgery Center reopened for procedures April 22. Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System resumed performing outpatient elective surgeries at its five hospitals April 21. Pittsburgh-based UPMC is ramping …

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh PA

UPMC aims to reach pre-COVID-19 volumes in 6 weeks | Becker’s ASC Review | 4/21/2020

Pittsburgh-based UPMC is ramping up elective procedures with the goal to reach pre-COVID-19 volumes within six weeks, despite an order from Gov. Tom Wolf to stop elective procedures, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette … in the region to do so. 4. Competing Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network will keep its elective surgical procedure program shut down for the foreseeable future. More articles on surgery centers …

Allegheny Health Network

UPMC aims to reach pre-COVID-19 volumes in 6 weeks | 4/21/2020

Pittsburgh-based UPMC is ramping up elective procedures with the goal to reach pre-COVID-19 volumes within six weeks, despite an order from Gov. Tom Wolf to stop elective procedures, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette … in the region to do so. 4. Competing Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network will keep its elective surgical procedure program shut down for the foreseeable future. More articles on surgery centers …

AHN

How 2 big Pittsburgh companies’ relationship led to game-changing PPEs | The Business Journals | 4/17/2020

… highly contagious COVID-19 began out of the relationship between the CEO of the Cranberry-based safety products manufacturer and AHN’s parent company, Highmark Health . MSA CEO Nish Vartanian and Highmark Health CEO David Holmberg … care providers. And that’s just what happened, with distributions to UPMC, other local health systems, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire for their first responders. “He did a really nice job,” Vartanian said. MSA received …

Highmark Health

How 2 big Pittsburgh companies’ relationship led to game-changing PPEs | 4/17/2020

… 19 began out of the relationship between the CEO of the Cranberry-based safety products manufacturer and AHN’s parent company, Highmark Health . MSA CEO Nish Vartanian and Highmark Health CEO David Holmberg first got acquainted … care providers. And that’s just what happened, with distributions to UPMC, other local health systems, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire for their first responders. “He did a really nice job,” Vartanian said. MSA received …

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai, UPMC among first to get FCC’s COVID-19 telehealth funds | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/17/2020

Mount Sinai, UPMC among first to get FCC’s COVID-19 telehealth funds Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission approved six funding applications totaling more than $3 million to providers, including Mount Sinai Health System, UPMC and Ochsner Clinic Foundation, through its new COVID-19 telehealth program. The FCC adopted the $200 million program on April 2 and opened applications to prospective recipients on April 13. Under the program …

Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai, UPMC among first to get FCC’s COVID-19 telehealth funds | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/17/2020

Mount Sinai, UPMC among first to get FCC’s COVID-19 telehealth funds Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission approved six funding applications totaling more than $3 million to providers, including Mount Sinai Health System, UPMC and Ochsner Clinic Foundation, through its new COVID-19 telehealth program. The FCC adopted the $200 million program on April 2 and opened applications to prospective recipients on April 13. Under the program …

Michigan Medicine

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… huge increases in virtual medical visits, and it’s expected that this trend will only continue in a post-pandemic world. Michigan Medicine went from 400 virtual visits a month to over 9,000 so far in … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

NYU Langone Medical Center

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… primary care visits at UC San Diego Health were virtual, and now it’s more than half. In New York City, NYU Langone Medical Center went from 20 to 1,300 virtual care clinicians in just a … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

NYU Langone Medical Center, New York NY

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… primary care visits at UC San Diego Health were virtual, and now it’s more than half. In New York City, NYU Langone Medical Center went from 20 to 1,300 virtual care clinicians in just a … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

UC San Diego Health

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… policy. Other health systems have seen similar trends. As recently as March 6, just 6% of primary care visits at UC San Diego Health were virtual, and now it’s more than half. In New York … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

UC San Diego Health, San Diego CA

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… policy. Other health systems have seen similar trends. As recently as March 6, just 6% of primary care visits at UC San Diego Health were virtual, and now it’s more than half. In New York … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

Lahey Health

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | FierceHealthcare | 4/17/2020

UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is over. “Telehealth is something that is here to stay with us and I think will fundamentally change the world on a go-forward basis to what we have today,” said Peter Johnson, interim CIO at Beth Israel-Lahey Health. Health system leaders see virtual care …

Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh PA

Yiviva Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2b Study of First-Line YIV-906 Plus Sorafenib Combination Therapy in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma | Globe Newswire | 4/6/2020

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and senior advisor to Yiviva. “YIV-906 applies a novel systems biology approach that has been shown in preclinical and preliminary clinical studies to enhance immune function in the tumor microenvironment and protect gastrointestinal tissue. Observations of the effects of YIV-906 in proof of concept clinical studies provide a compelling rationale for conducting this large global study in the …

Mayo Clinic

How 8 health systems are handling COVID-19 testing: in-house, drive-thru, triage and more | 3/23/2020

Health systems across the country are taking different approaches to triaging and testing patients for the coronavirus. Some are triaging and testing patients via drive-thru while others have developed in-house tests. Here is a brief outline of several different approaches. 1. In-house tests Some health systems, including Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Pittsburgh-based UPMC , have developed their own COVID-19 tests. Mayo was able to …

Providence Health Plan

Fitbit aims to be like ‘check engine light’ on your wrist, co-founder says upon launch of heart study | 5/6/2020

… Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. View Now The company’s focus on health care, along with its work in clinical trials to alert users to conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea, makes it clear that it wants to pivot its wearables from just fun accessories to health devices. Fitbit’s user …

Cigna

Blue Cross MN CEO: Why COVID-19 may be making the case for value-based care | 5/1/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … also avoiding care for acute needs. Data recently released by Cigna backs this idea . The insurer saw significant declines in claims for care for high-risk needs such as heart conditions. In the second stage …

Health Net

How 2 big Pittsburgh companies’ relationship led to game-changing PPEs | The Business Journals | 4/17/2020

Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Apr 17, 2020, 6:13am EDT A partnership between MSA and Allegheny Health Network that is helping many health systems and first responders protect themselves against the highly contagious COVID-19 began … care providers. And that’s just what happened, with distributions to UPMC, other local health systems, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire for their first responders. “He did a really nice job,” Vartanian said. MSA received …

Gateway Health

The Advanced Leadership Initiative and Carnegie Mellon University Launch 2020 Cohort of the Executive Leadership Academy: Cohort Roster Expands to 28 African American Leaders | PR Newswire | 1/23/2020

Gateway Health Jeff Davis , Senior Director, Public Relations, UPMC Health Plan Audric Dodds , Political Programs Manager, EQT Leslie Britton Dozier , U.S. Head (Director), Contract Management Operations, Bayer Amber Farr , Director, One Northside , The Buhl Foundation Stephanie Herring , Vice President, Human Resources, Dollar Bank Nafis Hill , Director of Finance, Physician Compensation, UPMC Jerome Jackson , Executive Director, Operation Better Block, Inc. Aaron Lockhart , Head of Industrial Coatings, North America , Covestro Tracey McCants …

CareOregon

12 Important Life Lessons Insurance Card Aetna Taught Us |… | Flickr | 12/25/2019

… CareOregon, Capital District Physicians’ Bloom Plan, Highmark Health, Innovacare, Medical Card System, New York City Bloom and Hospitals Corporation, Sentara, UPMC Bloom System, WellCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield in Michigan and Rhode Island are additionally accommodating in the VBID Archetypal for 2020. Switch Out Health, Prescription Cards for 12 Duke Today – insurance card aetna insurance card aetna Seniors annual for a disproportionately ample allotment of healthcare spending and added …

Aetna

MA value-based plan enrollment tripling for 2020 | Healthcare Dive | 12/20/2019

… Aetna, UnitedHealth Group and Humana. CareOregon, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Highmark Health, Innovacare, Medical Card System, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Sentara, UPMC Health System, WellCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield in Michigan and Rhode Island are also participating in the VBID Model for 2020. Seniors account for a disproportionately large share of healthcare spending and more are using hospice: 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in …

Humana

MA value-based plan enrollment tripling for 2020 | Healthcare Dive | 12/20/2019

… Humana. CareOregon, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Highmark Health, Innovacare, Medical Card System, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Sentara, UPMC Health System, WellCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield in Michigan and Rhode Island are also participating in the VBID Model for 2020. Seniors account for a disproportionately large share of healthcare spending and more are using hospice: 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in hospice care in 2017 …

Indian Health Service

24 ASCs opened or announced in November | Becker’s ASC Review | 12/2/2019

… in North Jackson. 12. Richens Eye Center is opening an ASC in St. George, Utah. 13. The Cherokee Nation and Indian Health Services held a grand opening ceremony for a $200 million tribal outpatient health … services department with a joint venture ASC has opened at UPMC Memorial in York, Pa. 20. Saint Thomas Midtown (Tenn.) Hospital is building a more than 100,000-square-foot hospital inside its current hospital that …

Wellcare Health Plans

An Illinois health insurer rejected out-of-state treatment for a 4-year-old’s rare disease five times. It relented, but why is getting an OK so hard? | 11/20/2019

… Jax and his family waited. They waited for their Illinois Medicaid managed care insurance company, MeridianHealth, to approve treatment at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The insurer sent the family letters denying requests for coverage … for the state. MeridianHealth is part of for-profit company WellCare Health Plans. Nearly 2.9 million people in Illinois have Medicaid, and about 2.2 million of them are part of Medicaid managed care organizations. MeridianHealth …

Amerihealth Caritas

National Association of MLTSS Plans Welcomes Mary Kaschak as Executive Director | PRWeb | 11/10/2019

… AmeriHealth Caritas, CareSource, Centene Corp., Commonwealth Care Alliance, Health Plan of San Mateo, L.A. Care Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, UPMC Health Plan, VNSNY CHOICE, and WellCare Health Plans Inc. For more information, visit http://www.mltss.org …

Wellcare

National Association of MLTSS Plans Welcomes Mary Kaschak as Executive Director | PRWeb | 11/10/2019

UPMC Health Plan, VNSNY CHOICE, and WellCare Health Plans Inc. For more information, visit http://www.mltss.org …

UnitedHealthcare

Highmark-UPMC skirmish opened doors in Pittsburgh’s private Medicare market | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/29/2019

While Pittsburgh-based rivals Highmark and UPMC battled over their contract, national payers creeped into the region’s private Medicare market that the dueling institutions previously dominated, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . In 2014, Highmark … a 10-year agreement — national health insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare picked up market share. Aetna, buoyed by its purchase of HealthAmerica, now has 36,475 members in the region’s private Medicare market. That’s up from …

The Health Plan

Medicare Shopping is a Must This Season Says Industry Leader | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

… affirmed Phillips. “From what I’ve seen, many start-ups are truly member-centric, with that focus permeating every aspect of the health plan, from company culture to the technologies they’ve integrated.” Kaiser Family research suggests … many of America’s top insurers, including several BlueCross/ BlueShield companies, UPMC Health Plan, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Lumeris and United Healthcare. For details visit: www.cavulus.com . Media Inquiries: 800-760-6915 Email: [email protected] SOURCE Cavulus Related Links http …

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Sempre Health Honored By Goldman Sachs For Entrepreneurship | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and UPMC, as well as many of the country’s top pharmaceutical companies. “Sempre Health brings the first dynamic pricing to the pharmacy, giving consumers the power to lower what they pay for medications by simply following doctors’ orders,” said Mathur. “These discounts grow over time with continued adherence, which increases alignment between pharmacies, consumers, payers and pharmaceutical companies. Sempre Health serves as a bridge …

Molina Healthcare

Behavioral Health Management and Policy Summit Welcomes Top Thought Leaders from Across the Country | Business Wire | 10/1/2019

… of California Promise Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cigna, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, The National Council for Behavioral Health, U.S Department of Health and Human Services … Hurford, MD Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization UPMC Insurance Services Division Mark Steffen, MD, MPH Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota James Scott Holder, PhD, LPC …

Healthspan

Living longer or healthier? Genetic discovery in worms suggests they can be separated | Phys Org | 7/17/2019

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh suggests that there may be molecular switches that control lifespan and healthspan separately. Healthspan is represented by a set of parameters like mobility and immune resistance that are distinct from lifespan, which can be easily measured. Though it is harder to study, in the long run, it may be more relevant to modify healthspan, notes senior author Arjumand Ghazi, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, developmental …

AmeriHealth

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… 11. 6. Teresa Kline , CEO of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System’s Health Alliance Plan, retired June 30.7. Pittsburgh-based UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem Blue … managed Medicaid health insurer, appointed Alissa Weber CEO Jan. 3.15. AmeriHealth Caritas appointed Scott Westover market president of AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire in May. 16. Danette Wilson , president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue …

MVP Health Care

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… MVP Health Care, a health plan in New York, hired former Health Care Service Corp. executive Bruce Himelstein , MD, as its CMO. 5. Ken Janda , CEO of Community Health Choice in Houston, abruptly stepped down April 11. 6. Teresa Kline , CEO of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System’s Health Alliance Plan, retired June 30.7. Pittsburgh-based UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem …

Anthem Blue Cross

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine appointed Denise McDonough president of commercial business in the state Jan. 10. 9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona appointed James Napoli , MD, its CMO.10. UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson is retiring.11. Outgoing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming CEO Rick Schum handed the reins to BCBS of …

Essence Healthcare

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2018 Best Medicare Plans | PR Newswire | 10/16/2017

Essence Healthcare, Health Alliance Medicare, Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Martin’s Point Generations Advantage, Medica Insurance Company, MVP HEALTH CARE, Paramount Elite, Providence Health Assurance, Senior Preferred, and UPMC Health Plan. For Part D plans, which cover prescription drugs, 17 states have at least one insurer that made the U.S. News list. This year, 15 of the 17 plans on the Medicare Part D Honor Roll are Blue Cross Blue Shield …

Coventry Health Care

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2018 Best Medicare Plans | PR Newswire | 10/16/2017

Coventry Health Care, Essence Healthcare, Health Alliance Medicare, Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Martin’s Point Generations Advantage, Medica Insurance Company, MVP HEALTH CARE, Paramount Elite, Providence Health Assurance, Senior Preferred, and UPMC Health Plan. For Part D plans, which cover prescription drugs, 17 states have at least one insurer that made the U.S. News list. This year, 15 of the 17 plans on the Medicare Part D Honor Roll are Blue …

Laura Dyrda

100 great hospitals in America | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/20/2020

… hit the U.S. The information included in each profile is based on pre-COVID-19 data available to Becker’s. Contact Laura Dyrda at with questions or comments on this list. Note: This list is not … of Wisconsin Hospitals No. 1 in the state for 2019-20. UPMC Shadyside (Pittsburgh). UPMC Shadyside is the flagship hospital of UPMC, an 40-hospital health system that also includes a health plan. The 520-bed …

Heather Landi

Fitbit aims to be like ‘check engine light’ on your wrist, co-founder says upon launch of heart study | 5/6/2020

… Fitbit aims to be like ‘check engine light’ on your wrist, co-founder says upon launch of heart study by Heather Landi May 6, 2020 9:36am Fitbit launched a large-scale study to validate the … Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices into care workflows to positively impact patient outcomes. View Now …

Donald Trump

Editorial Roundup: New York | 5/6/2020

… Clinic in Minnesota last week, though he put one on for a General Motors visit a few days later. President Donald Trump has downplayed his need for a mask but said he might wear one … in many areas of the state, including Chautauqua County. At UPMC Chautauqua, the governor’s decision means health care procedures that weren’t essential but are still an important part of keeping people healthy that were postponed …

Seema Verma

Live updates on COVID-19: March 16-31 | 4/24/2020

… bed for ‘hot spots,’ “ the trade group wrote in a letter Tuesday to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma. That would come to about $23 billion, not “including the additional funding for … several new regulatory relief efforts aimed at easing hospital capacity. UPMC staff pay will not change through May 9 4:00 PM CT on 3/30/2020 UPMC said Monday it will ensure that all of its staff …

Alex Azar

Live updates on COVID-19: March 16-31 | Modern Healthcare | 4/24/2020

… per bed, and $30,000 per bed for ‘hot spots,’ “ the trade group wrote in a letter Tuesday to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma. That would come to about $23 billion, not … several new regulatory relief efforts aimed at easing hospital capacity. UPMC staff pay will not change through May 9 4:00 PM CT on 3/30/2020 UPMC said Monday it will ensure that all of its staff …

Tom Wolf

UPMC planning to ramp up elective surgeries despite state ban | 4/21/2020

Within six weeks, UPMC plans to return elective surgeries to the level they were before the coronavirus pandemic shut them down, despite a ban on the surgeries ordered by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf in March, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The ban prohibiting elective surgeries statewide took effect in March, and state health department officials confirmed to the Post-Gazette that the ban is still in place. But the publication …

Jackie Drees

Mount Sinai, UPMC among first to get FCC’s COVID-19 telehealth funds | 4/17/2020

Mount Sinai, UPMC among first to get FCC’s COVID-19 telehealth funds Jackie Drees - Print Email The Federal Communications Commission approved six funding applications totaling more than $3 million to providers, including Mount Sinai Health System, UPMC and Ochsner Clinic Foundation, through its new COVID-19 telehealth program. The FCC adopted the $200 million program on April 2 and opened applications to prospective recipients on April 13. Under the program …

Joon Lee

BodyRock! 2020 Goes Virtual | Business Wire | 4/17/2020

PITTSBURGH- UPMC Health Plan, Early: Media Collective and Stage AE are pleased to announce that BodyRock! 2020 is becoming a free virtual fitness event. This event is designed to deliver the best of Pittsburgh’s fitness … a wonderful organization like Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Dr. Joon Lee, chief medical officer at UPMC Health Plan. In addition to the presenting sponsor UPMC Health Plan, Early: Media Collective and Stage AE also …

Andrew Rosenberg

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

… pandemic world. Michigan Medicine went from 400 virtual visits a month to over 9,000 so far in April, according to Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., Michigan Medicine’s chief information officer, speaking this week during a meeting of … COVID-19, healthcare leaders said during the meeting. RELATED: Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is …

Peter John

Healthcare leaders urge CMS, ONC to incentivize telehealth adoption as part of the ‘new normal’ | 4/17/2020

UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 The question now is how to sustain those services once the emergency is over. “Telehealth is something that is here to stay with us and I think will fundamentally change the world on a go-forward basis to what we have today,” said Peter Johnson, interim CIO at Beth Israel-Lahey Health. Health system leaders see virtual care …

Kelly Gooch

UPMC protects 89,000 workers’ salaries through May 9 | 3/31/2020

UPMC protects 89,000 workers’ salaries through May 9 Kelly Gooch - Print Email UPMC said it is protecting pay of its 89,000 employees through May 9 as it fights the coronavirus pandemic. The Pittsburgh-based health system announced the staffing and pay protection program March 30. UPMC said it will pay staff at its current rate for normally scheduled hours through May 9. “On behalf of the board and leadership of …

Paul Wood

UPMC closes 14 outpatient locations, including ASCs, due to COVID-19 | 3/23/2020

Pittsburgh-based UPMC will close its ASCs and other outpatient locations to protect staff and save protective equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. What you should know: 1. UPMC … closures and recommendations from the county and state. UPMC spokesperson Paul Wood said the hospital was in compliance with guidelines around elective procedures. Mr. Wood said, “UPMC is fully prepared to meet the needs of …

Josh Shapiro

UPMC topline soars on Highmark truce | 3/2/2020

share Dive Brief: Pittsburgh-based UPMC’s finances are benefiting from its truce last year with area rival Highmark, ending an extended contract dispute during which Blue Cross Blue Shield system Highmark ‘s members were out … health systems came to an agreement after Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sued UPMC over allegedly violating the state’s unfair trade practices and public charities law, and following a subsequent countersuit from UPMC. “Highmark subscribers …

Morgan Haefner

UPMC Children’s foundation adds top exec of software firm to board | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/31/2020

Children’s foundation adds top exec of software firm to board Morgan Haefner - Print Email Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, part of UPMC, named Anita Dressel to its 48-member board of trustees. Ms. Dressel is the chief financial and operating officer at Pittsburgh-based software company TeleTracking Technologies. The company provides patient flow solutions to the healthcare industry.Before becoming a top executive at TeleTracking, Ms. Dressel held several positions at …

Tom Cole

Pennsylvania man given only months to live in need of liver transplant | 12/24/2019

… but since May he has been getting worse and has been in and out of the hospital. Two weeks ago, UPMC doctors told Jaworski he only had four to six months to live unless he … about impeaching a President of the United States,’ said Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK). ‘The Democrats’ new definition for evidence is allegations. ‘The majority has thrown almost every allegation imaginable against this President, and yet …

Elizabeth Warren

Google Alert - care plan | 12/20/2019

… got is … Flag as irrelevant What’s next: Patients insured through Obamacare worry after court ruling Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh-based UPMC Health Plan offered coverage in 53 of the state’s 67 counties, including all of … proposals in the plan include eliminating surprise … Flag as irrelevant Elizabeth Warren slams critics who say her tax proposal would stifle growth — ‘They’re just wrong’ CNBC … in the rest of America,” funding projects such as …

Kevin Gorman

Kevin Gorman: Mike Tomlin strikes a blow with his newest mantra for these selfless Steelers | TribLIVE.com | 12/3/2019

… to strike a blow for team . I asked Tomlin to elaborate on it Tuesday at his weekly news conference at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, given the circumstances of an injury-riddled season for the Steelers … Nation, get the latest news about the Pittsburgh Steelers here. Kevin Gorman Kevin by email Steelers Kevin Gorman Columns …

Jeffrey Romoff

Afternoon Edition: UPMC will finish up 2019 surpassing a big milestone in annual revenue | 11/26/2019

Pay gap between white and minority workers surges in Pittsburgh; What will AT&T’s 5G expansion mean for Pittsburgh? Afternoon Edition November 26, 2019 UPMC will finish up 2019 surpassing a big milestone in annual revenue Health Care Pay gap between white and minority workers surges in Pittsburgh Career & Workplace What will AT&T’s 5G expansion mean for Pittsburgh? Technology Where UPMC’s Jeffrey Romoff just bought a house Health Care …

Bernie Sanders

Medicare for All’s jobs problem - POLITICO | 11/25/2019

… of a sprawling system that employs millions of middle-class Americans. Claire Cohen, a Pittsburgh-based child psychiatrist, voted for Bernie Sanders, the architect of the most sweeping version of Medicare for All, in the … All’ thing happened, and companies like United and Highmark and UPMC and Aetna were brushed aside, I would still have something to do,” Schermer said. “But there are a lot of people who are employed …

Caroline Kennedy

Kennedy named to All-NEC second team | 11/21/2019

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Bryant University volleyball sophomore Caroline Kennedy (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) collected All-Northeast Conference Second Team honors for the second consecutive year, as announced Thursday evening at the Northeast Conference pre-tournament banquet at the UPMC Events Center. Kennedy was a force on the right side in NEC play for the Black & Gold, hitting .332 with 2.97 kills per set in conference matches. The sophomore recorded double …

Alia Paavola

Hospital rebrands: 11 recent name changes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/20/2019

Hospital rebrands: 11 recent name changes Alia Paavola - 5. Virtua launches new brand, look Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua unveiled its new brand, including a new brand strategy and logo Oct. 7. Changes to the Virtua … DePaul Services. All groups will also adopt the Ascension logo. UPMC Pinnacle Lititz (Pa.) quietly dropped the Pinnacle from its name July 1. More articles on strategy …

Mark Zacur

Owens & Minor Celebrates the 2019 Earl G. Reubel Award Winners | Business Wire | 11/14/2019

… for over 30 years. “We are honored to recognize the outstanding leadership and exemplary efforts of the award winners,” said Mark Zacur, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. “Their sustained commitment to championing a diverse … IBEX IT created a Supplier Diversity Management System that helped UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to increase its diversity spend; bringing a diverse vendor base to a community health system. The Earl G. Reubel Large …

Anne Arundel

World Renowned Surgical Robotics Advocate, Dr. Vipul Patel Joins Activ Surgical Advisory Board | PR Newswire | 11/12/2019

… UPMC. John Galeotti , PhD. , Director of the Biomedical Image Guidance Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Dr. Adrian Park , Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Anne Arundel Medical Center; Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine . Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg , Professor and Chairman – Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo . Dr. Erik Wilson , Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center; Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of …

Mike Sullivan

Sidney Crosby will miss at least 1 game, not on trip with Penguins | TribLIVE.com | 11/11/2019

Mike Sullivan provided from the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex after a practice in which Crosby did not participate. Crosby did not play over the final 18 minutes, 9 seconds of the third period of the Penguins’ 3-2 shootout win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena . The team has not released the nature of his injury, but it will force its captain to miss a game for …

Seema S. Sonnad

The American Journal of Managed Care® Announces Inmaculada Hernandez as the Recipient of the 2019 Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award | Business Wire | 11/8/2019

… issues in managed care, presented Inmaculada Hernandez, Pharm.D., Ph.D. , of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, with the 2019 Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award during the Patient-Centered Oncology … M.D., MPH, Senior Medical Director, Value-Based Pharmacy Initiatives at UPMC Health Plan. “In particular, she has used innovative methods to understand drug price trends and has become a nationally recognized expert in this area …